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montane

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adjective mon·tane \ˌmän-ˈtān, ˈmän-ˌ\

Definition of montane

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, growing in, or being the biogeographic zone of relatively moist cool upland slopes below timberline dominated by large coniferous trees

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or made up of montane plants or animals



Origin of montane

Latin montanus of a mountain — more at mountain


First Known Use: 1863


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